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|Architect||I. M. Pei||
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|Location||New York, New York map|
|Date||1979 to 1986 timeline|
|Building Type||convention center|
|Construction System||steel and glass, space frame|
|Notes||I. M. Pei and Partners. Enormous expanse of glass-clad, space frame enclosed space.|
|Discussion||Javits Convention Center Commentary
"The exterior of this mammoth, five-block long building is an assemblage of rectilinear forms, all shaped by a framework of prefabricated steel modules fitted with clear glass. Inside, the structure is supported by tubular steel pillars that resemble chunky champagne glasses. At its south end there's a spectacular 150-foot-high lobby, dubbed the crystal palace. Also housed within the center's 1.8 million square feet: a 2,500 seat auditorium and acres of exhibition halls and meeting rooms."
from Sylvia Hart Wright. Sourcebook of Contemporary North American Architecture: From Postwar to Postmodern. p93.
Area: 22 acres.
Sources on Javits Convention Center
Process Architecture #104, July 1, 1992. p120-121.
Howard Davis. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1702.029 PCD.2260.1012.1702.061. PCD.2260.1012.1702.062
Walter F. Wagner, Jr. "A Vast Space Frame Wraps New York's Convention Center Like A Taut Fabric", Architectural Record. Mid-August 1980. Vol. 168 Number 3. p47. drawing of floor plan, p51. drawing of exterior perspective, p48. drawing of space frame detail, p54.
Carter Wiseman. I.M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8109-3709-3. LC 90-30727. NA737.P365W57 1990. site plan, p213. elevation, p214-215.
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